Sean Diamond

Last year I was presented with a revelation. Just as I was bemoaning the lack of big budget, string-laden, 24 karat gold 70s style soul in the mainstream, solace arrived in the form of Love & Hate, the second album from Michael Kiwanuka.
Last week, London’s legendary Cherry Cola Club night opened its doors to Liverpool. A new weekly event at The Magnet (to be held every Saturday), it promises to host the crème-de-la-crème of new, unsigned and up and coming live acts, with the occasional A-list band or DJ set thrown in for good measure.
Oh, Brian, why didn’t you bring the sunny weather back from California?
I must confess, I wasn’t expecting much from Cabbage when I first read about them last year.
Strange days have found us, alright.
The Coral are the oddest of veteran groups.
The story of The Membranes is one of the most extraordinary in the history of rock ‘n’ roll.
Thursday, 06 October 2016 11:41

An Interview with Stewart Home on ZANI

Meet Stewart Home. Author, Musician, Artist, Art Critic, Prankster, Performer, Situationist, Ventriloquist, Film-Maker, Cultural Historian, Bon Vivant and world renowned professor of Anti Academia.

 George Clinton is one of our greatest living musical innovators.

Criticism is in a critical condition.

It’s seemingly never been harder to make it or to get work as a critic.
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